Posts by EC blog team

American Liturgy

When we came from France, 11 years ago, we started attending mass at the French parish in Washington, DC (St Louis de France) and at the closest American parishes. We wanted to inculturate. Then two of our children attended a Catholic American school (St Jane de Chantal, in Bethesda, MD), and the immersion became more […]

First EC gathering in New Jersey

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Emmanuel Community in New Jersey gathered for its first Community morning at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. This was organized to prepare our Household for the season of Advent and also to spend a morning together in prayer. We gathered in the crypt of the […]

Consecration of EC to the Hearts of J...

This Saturday, December 9th, members of the Emmanuel Community all over the world experienced the renewal of the Consecration of the Community to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The solemn consecration ceremony at Ile-Bouchard, France, was transmitted live from 3:00 to 3:30pm local time. Recording is available here: emmanuel.info/actualites/communaute-emmanuel-renouvellement-consecration/ English text of the consecration […]

Visit of Fr. Martin Lagacé in Minneso...

This past November, the Community here in Minnesota had the pleasure of hosting Fr. Martin Lagacé for a weekend of workshops on how to improve and enrich both Praise and the Liturgy. Fr Martin is an Emmanuel Priest from Quebec City. He has a beautiful zeal for the Lord and the gift of Praise as […]

Pope Francis and the Rohingya’s...

Last week, I found myself in tears watching a short coverage of Pope Francis latest diplomatic trip visiting Bangladesh. In the Archdiocese of Dhaka, His Holiness received 18 “Rohingya” refugees, a Muslim ethnic minority persecuted in Burma. Pope Francis welcomed, caressed and listened to their stories of violence and terror. “The presence of God today […]

Thanksgiving Eve in Boston

Give thanks in all circumstances; For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Our household of Boston was pleased to gather for a Thanksgiving Eve dinner and to welcome Father Dominique Laforet from Larchmont, NY. After a joyful praise – even the fire alarm went on during our invocation of […]

New songs are being translated

Music is a big part of our community life, what with our call to daily praise, our shared experience of Mass at community gatherings, and praise in our households. To foster a spirit of praise and build a sense of community identity, the Lord has blessed the Emmanuel Community with many talented song writers and […]

PA Community day and the gift of bein...

In the PA community we are especially blessed with children – with two families and Rosemary, we usually have 5 adults and 8 children in attendance on our Community Days. This November, however, was going to be special, because another family with 5 children was invited to visit us for the first time. The tiny […]

A Pentecost Fruition: St. Louis Commu...

During my time in the The ESM Rome (2015-2016), I discovered how true is the idiom “all roads lead to Rome.” You never know who you will come across on the Eternal City’s warmed pavements. This was the case the day before Pentecost when I met Marie-Catherine, a fellow Community sister from Lourdes, France. We […]

Documentary on prayer for healing

See this documentary about the healing prayer in Saint Nicolas des Champs parish (in Paris) – with English subtitles. Hubert (FR)

Gift of gratitude

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart Thanksgiving is the very special time of the year, when we think about all our blessings. I believe we should be thinking about them every day—but often in the everyday craziness it’s hard to stop and reflect. It’s hard […]

Dallas household happy to receive new...

On Sunday, November 05, 2017, we had a great opportunity to meet in our household after attending the holy mass that took place at Saint Elisabeth Ann Seton Church. It was a wonderful moment of praises, testimonies and brotherhood. We had an open household of four brothers and sisters: Abel – visiting from Rwanda, Serge […]

Walking with Mary on the Path of Fait...

The Marian consecration: as members of the Emmanuel Community, we seek to live out this consecration everyday when we pray St Louis de Montfort’s prayer of consecration to Mary. But what does it mean in our everyday ordinary lives? Why do we consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary? I have been Catholic for thirty-one years. […]

The Theo-Drama: When Christ Calls, He...

A memory I keep going back to during the past three months was when I found myself at sunset at the peak of the French Alps, overlooking a large valley. I’m in France this year because I’m discerning a call to the lay consecrated vocation within the Emmanuel Community. Since I’m the first American man […]

Our Lady of Kibeho in Saskatoon

Our Lady of Kibeho (Rwanda) continues to share her message in North America. This weekend the presentation was in Saskatoon, Canada to the brothers and sisters in the Emmanuel Community here. The call to offer our pains and sufferings for the salvation of souls was clearly received even by the many children who adored Jesus […]

Experience of Mercy

On Friday, October 13th (100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima), another Mercy Night was held at the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. A new seminarian to our house, Christopher Hughes (Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts) will share his experience at his first Mercy Night […]

The Internet, neo-paganism and the Co...

In our own home, where we try to create as St John Paul II named it a small domestic church, it seems that nothing can stop the flow of bad stuff from the whole world. Whether they look for it or not, as soon as they go on the Internet our own children receive harsh […]

Community day in Alpharetta GA

Have you tried bilingual praise? In the Georgia/Alabama Community we are practicing Spanish/English praise. It was a great joy to share our Community Day with the Spanish speaking group last Sunday. We went to mass at 9am at St Thomas Aquinas and the adults got together to listen to the Borgmans’ teaching on the Rosary, […]

PA Community Day: the Teaching of the...

Last Sunday, PA had their monthly Community Day. It was a joyful and prayerful day of gathering, with plenty of laughs, good food, and faith sharing. The climax was “Praying the rosary“, a teaching video by Richard and Danelle Borgman. The video offers an inspiring reflection how the rosary can become the vibrant center of […]

Invitation to pray Rosary

In the spirit of the month of October dedicated to Our Lady: enjoy this inspiring invitation to meditating the Rosary. Richard and Danelle